A new genus and species of pinnotherid crab (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) from Indonesia

Raymond B. MANNING

en Zoosystema 20 (2) - Pages 357-362

Published on 13 July 1998

This article is a part of the thematic issue Papers in honour of Alain Crosnier

Seven specimens of Alain crosnieri n.g., n.sp., were taken off Maluku, Indonesia in holothurians, genus Molpadia, during the KARUBAR Expedition 1991 in depths of 399-405 and 457-461 m. Alain crosnieri is unique among members of the Pinnotherinae in having only six abdominal somites in the male, with the second and third somites fused. It also is only the second member of the Pinnotherinae to be taken in depths greater than 400 m and to be represented by an androgynous male.


Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Alain crosnieri, new genus, new species, holothurians.

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